Hello. My name is Craig Akehurst. I am a digital designer and this is some of my work. I graduated in 2007 with a first class degree in ĎAnimation and Interactive Mediaí from the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. Pretty much since then I have been working in London with clients including Paramount, Disney, Universal and ESPN. Unfortuately, due to these big companies copyrights I am unable to put a lot of the work I have produced onto my site, so this is a portfolio of my freelance and self initiated work. However I have recently started working at Tommy, a fairly new digital design agency with big plans. Hopefully I will have some Tommy work up here soon.
Email me: email@example.com
I have a few more features I want to add to my site at some point:
- Links to my favourite sites
- Pages from my Moleskine
- My Dissertation
- More projects
- Various other exciting things
An image of a character i've developed for some self intitiated animation that I may one day get round to making. Inspired by things like this, this and this. Come back soon and I might have animated the little chap.
A sneek preview of a series of illustrations I'm planning to design
and print during 2010.
A friend of mine has built his own screen printing studio so this is a potential design for a t-shirt that I am hoping to print. A series of t-shirts is something I've been wanting to produce for a while and penguins just happen to be very cool.
AGI is the company I have been working for the last few years and every
Christmas they like to send something out to all their clients to say
thank you for their custom. This year was no different and the design
studio worked together to come up with some great concepts.
In the end we were too busy to go with some of our more adventurous ideas and went with a simple animation, so one of the designers created a simple Christmas related path design which I then animated. I used After Effects with a plugin called Trapcode 3D Stroke and a combination of elements from Illustrator and Photoshop to create the animation. As the company and it's clients are global the animation was kept generic with no text to localise. We sent out a localised html email which linked to the piece.
In July 2009 I got married and unlike most grooms my wife actually let
me have a say in the colour scheme and wedding stationary!
I designed the invites, table plan, place settings and menus. The inital concept for the invites used a folding technique to make a flower shape, unfortunately the Printer fell through and as time was running out I came up with a design that could be printed at home.
Steves Wedding Automobiles is a small wedding car company based in kent. They asked me to come up
with some branding, business cards, leaflets and a website. The branding
needed to be simple, elegent and help stand out at wedding fairs. The
website needed to be google friendly and simple to navigate, so was built
in html and css.
I also created the branding for SWA's sister company which offers limosene hire, Kent Limoscene, which needed to be a little bit more modern but also fit in with the SWA branding as they are often advertised together.
A 2007 D&AD Entry. The brief was to produce a music video for Thom Yorke's 'The Clock'. The video needed to reflect the environmental themes within the song.
I created animations in Flash and used After Effects to create a 3D scene to link the animations and tell the story. I also pitched a concept where the video would be interactive to engage the viewer and help drive the environmental themes behind the video.